Woods' 1880 Corn Sheller
An unusual sheller with saw tooth edged shelling disk attached to a very long shaft with surrounding tension spring. Patented in 1880, by James Woods, of Alliance, Ohio, it was offered as a subscription premium in the early 1880ís by the Rural New Yorker magazine. It was made by the Lehigh Valley Emery Wheel Co., Lehighton, PA. The sheller has no markings. Good condition, noting a small edge of the casting at the bottom outlet appears to be broken off. It is in good working order and handles both large and small ears well. This sheller is No. 90 in the Field Guide to Hand Shellers.
side view showing the long shaft with coil spring
rear view showing the saw tooth edged shelling wheel
Woods' 1880 patent illustrations
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